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Robert Wood (Schooner), capsized, 1 Apr 1854

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Dunkirk, April 27. -- The schooner WOOD capsized in the lake about twenty miles from this port. The crew were saved.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Saturday, April 29, 1854

WRECK OF THE SCHOONER ROBERT WOOD. -- Capt. Heward of the propeller CHARTER, at 6 o'clock on Friday, P. M., found the schooner ROBERT WOOD, capsized 6 miles below Conneaut, and towed her into that port. She was full of water, her sails washed away, but no one on board. She was loaded with lumber. There was no yawl boat, and nothing has been heard of her crew. Probably all lost. -- Cleveland Herald
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, May 2, 1854

WOOD, ROBERT Schooner, waterlogged and capsized off Dunkirk, Lake Erie. Property loss $2,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

Schooner ROBERT WOOD. Of 152 tons. Built Clayton, N.Y. Lost at Dunkirk, N.Y., 1854
      Herman Runge Notes

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Reason: capsized
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.4795 Longitude: -79.33393
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Robert Wood (Schooner), capsized, 1 Apr 1854